The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Study: a Socio-Economic Analysis and Closure Transition Guide Book

In the spring of 2015 INHC’s Director of Research, Jonathan Cooper, authored a study and guidebook for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant host communities – Plymouth’s Town Planning Office and Old Colony Regional Planning Commission.

Working with INHC and the UMass Amherst’s Center for Economic Development, this study takes a ‘ground-up’ look at the social and economic impacts of the plant, and projects changes beginning at its closure. Licensed through 2032, this study is designed to support a pro-active approach to planning for the loss of revenue, local jobs, workers and households.

Findings and recommendations were presented to the Regional Planning Commission’s annual board meeting, and to the Plymouth Selectboard.

The complete study can be accessed here.


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